Manchester Untied and Chelsea are set to go head to head for the signing of Everton teenage sensation Ross Barkley.
The top Premier League sides could end up in a bidding war for the 19-year-old, according to a report in the Sunday Express.
Manchester United boss knows all about Barkley having nurtured his talents during his reign as Everton manager.
Both manager David Moyes and former boss Sir Alex Ferguson are said to be big admirers of the player who recently made his England debut against Moldova earlier this month.
Ferguson reportedly made an inquiry for Barkley when he was aged just 17 but was rebuffed by Everton, when Moyes was in charge of the Merseyside club.
Should United make a move, Everton are believed to want around £20million although the final price could go much higher as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is said to have already made enquiries over the rising star.
Moyes already knows following the arrival of Marouane Fellaini at Old Trafford that any player leaving Goodison Park is going to be cheap.
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